Lava-Falls by little_frank
Lava-Falls, a photo by little_frank on Flickr.

The beauty of Hraunfossar, west Iceland.

Hraunfossar, Lava Falls, is a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 meters out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá river from layers of less porous rock in the lava. The Hraunfossar are situated near Húsafell and Reykholt in the district of Borgarfjörður, west Iceland.
Upstream there is another waterfall called Barnafoss, Waterfall of the Children. The name comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in former times, causing the death of two children.

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The Wonders of GOĐALAND: waterfalls, volcanoes, cliffs, glaciers…


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